You might well be aware of Jason deCaires Taylor’s world of underwater sculpture coral conservation projects. I wasn’t until now and this completely threw me. The images speak for themselves and deCaires Taylor’s website says it better than i could probably do:
“Jason de Caires Taylor’s underwater sculptures create a unique, absorbing and expansive visual seascape. Highlighting natural ecological processes Taylor’s interventions explore the intricate relationships that exist between art and environment. His works become artificial reefs, attracting marine life, while offering the viewer privileged temporal encounters, as the shifting sand of the ocean floor, and the works change from moment to moment.”
At the current rate of extinction about 70% of the world’s coral reefs are predicted to disappear by 2050 – deCaires Taylor’s work helps alleviate pressure on existing reefs by diverting tourism away from them. This is art in action. Enjoy!
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